This is the story of my '64 Vespa 150 - how it became mine and how it has given me a new vespatude.  I'll be recording the neat places I visit, the different things I do to make the Vespa my own, and - oh yeah - those reactions I get from both friends and strangers.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005
A scooter story
Here is a cute little piece in the Hood County News:

Goodbye pickup, hello fuel-efficient scooter
“When gas got to $1.90, I started thinking about an alternative,” he said. “Half-jokingly and half-seriously, I told my wife (Beth), ‘When the price hits $2, I’m going to buy a bicycle.’ Everything I do is within three miles of the house.

“The last time I filled up the Ranger, it was $50. I looked over at the guy next to me with an Escalade (SUV), and he was over $100 and still going. I said, ‘This is ridiculous.’

“I didn’t follow through on my threat to buy a bicycle at $2, but when it got to around $2.25, I saw a news report about Vespa scooters, what kind of mileage they got and how they were selling. I thought, ‘That’s not a bad idea.’
There is also a cute little picture of this guy picking up his little girl at school -- and he doesn't even have a sidecar.


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